Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 3(1), pp. 11 - 17
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030102
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Language, Identity, and Gender: A Study of Creole in the Caribbean

Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi *
School of Languages & Literature, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra Jammu-182 320, India


This paper examines creolization of the Caribbean. It looks into creolization from three points of view namely linguistic, ethnic, and biological, and discusses language, identity, and gender of the Caribbean respectively. Any attempt to define creole becomes an area of continuing concern to question the very status of language. There has been a long chain of disagreement over the definitions of creole languages and how they are different from other languages. The various etymological points of view are discussed in the first section. The second section debates the mythical or the (Andersonian) imagined Caribbean identity and it talks about ethnic creolization. The final section discusses the biological creolization.

Creolization, Caribbean, Gender Relations, Ethnic Experiences, Imagined Community

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[1] Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi , "Language, Identity, and Gender: A Study of Creole in the Caribbean," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 11 - 17, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030102.

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Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi (2015). Language, Identity, and Gender: A Study of Creole in the Caribbean. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 3(1), 11 - 17. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030102.